Gage and Riley were once lovers, but a deadly twist of fate tore them apart. Now, one year later, they’re thrown together by a murder in which Gage was the intended victim and Riley is wanted for the crime. Last week she caught him sneaking out in the early morning darkness, explaining he needed to find a guy first thing because “People don’t tend to lie as well when they’re half asleep.” Here, they’ve found their guy . . . sort of.
He drove a few doors past Tom Rigby’s before turning the truck around and parking on the side of the road in front of a neighboring house. Several vehicles lined the cramped street. Unless Rigby lived with a guilty conscience or a suspicious mind, he’d be unlikely to notice their beat-up pickup in line with the rest.
Two hours later, the street had emptied, their cover disappearing more with every departing vehicle. Yet Tom Rigby’s house remained still.
“Doesn’t look like anyone is there,” Riley said.
“It’s not even eight o’clock. Maybe he’s not a morning person.”
“I’m beginning to think I’m not either.” She shifted, stretching her legs as much as she could in the confined space, and turned up her coffee cup, hoping for another drop, though she’d long since drained it. When she returned it to the cardboard box that served as a console, she caught Gage staring at her. “What?” she asked.
“Why didn’t I go to jail?”
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Riley Beckett’s past just came back to haunt her . . . and this time, he’s got a gun.
When Gage Lawton finds his brother shot dead on his back porch, every shred of evidence points to one person: Gage’s former lover, Riley. He and she didn’t part ways on good terms, and he’s not planning to rekindle anything now–not when he’s got a revolver pointed at her head and a finger on the trigger.
A year after Riley swore she and Gage were over, he returns in a hail of gunfire. One look into those achingly familiar blue eyes and she knows how wrong she was to let him go, but now far more than their heated past stands in the way. A twist of fate puts them in the crosshairs of a killer, leaving Riley with two slim options: trust her greatest betrayer or face a murderer on her own.